Zombie Finger Biscuits

Zombie Finger Biscuits

Zombie Finger Biscuits are a tasty savoury recipe that would bring you a Halloween vibe! They might look a bit creepy, but they taste terrific! They’re also a perfect pairing to your wine.

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Zombie Finger Biscuits


Hello everyone – I hope you are doing well. Have you tasted any Halloween candy yet? We finally bought Halloween treats for kids today. Yeah, we’ve been strong this year. And I totally mean we knew we were too weak to resist temptation. Let’s see now if we have any candy left till Monday lol.

Halloween Recipe Ideas

This season I’ve shared two Halloween ideas with black sesame seeds (Which indeed work great as a Halloween ingredient). Please check these Black Sesame Cheese Balls and these Black Sesame Date Truffles. They all look quite cool, don’t they? No wonder I wanted another recipe.

The solution turned out to be easy. Last year I shared the recipe for these Witches’ Fingers Cheese Biscuits. So, I decided to use the same idea, but also roll the biscuits in black sesame seeds before baking them.

When it comes to Halloween bakes, I am not into those recipes where you heavily rely on decorating (Ex.: using culinary paint, frosting, etc.) Or any decor at all. I prefer the dishes that look pretty normal (aka you will probably not consider them Halloween-ish if seen at daylight) – with the photography’s overall mood and ambience bringing that vibe.

Zombie Finger Biscuits

Anyway, these Zombie Finger Biscuits unexpectedly turned out quite creepy! Well, originally, I had thought I’d name them “witches’ fingers” again. But when I saw the final result, I immediately knew those must be about zombies. It’s not like I meet zombies every day (We don’t count Daisy who bites so painfully), but they look just like I would visualize.

I hope you like these Zombie Finger Biscuits, and you will give this idea a try. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share your photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.


I mean “Braaaains!”

Zombie Finger Biscuits
Zombie Finger Biscuits

Zombie Finger Biscuits

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Appetizers, Snacks


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Zombie Finger Biscuits are a tasty savoury recipe that would bring you a Halloween vibe! They might look a bit creepy, but they taste terrific! They’re also a perfect pairing to your wine.


  • 150 gr. hard cheese like cheddar, shredded (About 1 and 1/2 cup, shredded and packed)

  • 1/2 cup (125 gr. butter)

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1 tsp. icing sugar or granulated sugar

  • 1 tbsp. Italian herbs or similar herb mix

  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

  • a small pinch or up to 1/8 tsp. chipotle powder

  • about 1 and 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • about 1/2 cup black sesame seeds, divided

  • 35-40 almonds

  • a little pinch of smoked paprika, for finish


  • Place the butter cut into small pieces in a bowl and microwave it for 10-15 seconds. It should be very soft (but not too melted.)
  • Place the shredded cheese, softened butter, and egg in a large bowl. Beat with a wooden spoon (spatula) until smooth, 1 minute.
  • Stir in the confectioner’s sugar (if using), salt, herbs, and spices. Also add about 1 tbsp. of sesame seeds reserving the remaining for decor. Mix 10 seconds.
  • Stir in the flour. Mix until all ingredients incorporated. Depending on other ingredients, you might need to add a bit more or less flour. It’s easy to fix. Just add 2-3 tbsp. of the flour or if the dough is too dry – 1-2 tsp. of milk or water (or even soft butter). You will get a soft, slightly sticky to a touch, and pliable dough (some crumbs would be okay). Refrigerate the dough for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F). Line baking sheet(s) with parchment.
  • Take a small piece of the dough. Each of my cookies were between 13 to 16 grams. I will not recommend using more than this or your biscuits will end up big.
  • Roll each piece into a ball then roll out into a log shape. Using your hands, shape a log into a knobby finger shape. Try making them quite thin, although they will not spread too much.
  • Press an almond (You can also remove a thin layer from of the brown skin if desired) into one end to form a fingernail, lightly pressing into the dough. 
  • Place the remaining sesame seeds in a shallow plate. Roll the shaped biscuits in the seeds, pressing gently.
  • If desired, score few wrinkles with a small knife, taking care not to cut completely through the cookies. Also, lightly dust the surface with a bit of extra smoked paprika.
  • Bake for about 10 to 14 minutes depending on their size and thickness, until slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven let cool 15 minutes (When hot they will be quite fragile). Then transfer to a wrack or large plate and completely cool.
  • Depending on the size, this will yield 35-40 biscuits. Enjoy!

10 thoughts on “Zombie Finger Biscuits

  1. David @ Spiced says:

    Well that’s a fun idea for a Halloween party! These sound a lot like cheese straws which are one of my all-time favorites. Great way to mix it up for the season. And Daisy! This is the first we’ve heard from her in a while. :-)
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